Category Archives: Search Engines

Best Tips For Faster Loading Web Sites

The following are key points to speed up your website load time. All these practices are based on the fact that only 10 to 20 percent of the total end user response time is being spent getting the HTML document to the browser. We need to focus on the other 80 to 90 percent. If you want your pages to get upload fast then follow these steps which are known as the best practices.

  1. Make a smaller amount of HTTP requests
  2. Use content delivery network such as MaxCDN
  3. Add an Expires Header
  4. Gzip Components
  5. Put Stylesheets at the Top
  6. Put scripts at the Bottom
  7. Try to avoid CSS Expression
  8. Make JavaScript and CSS External
  9. Reduce DNS Lookups
  10. Minify JavaScript
  11. Avoid Redirects
  12. Remote Duplicate script
  13. Configure Etags
  14. Make Ajax Cacheable

For more information you can check Steves Soudersā€˜ blog site. There you will find a brief summary of the each rule along with comments. read more

Do all bots and search spiders comply with robots.txt exclusion rules?

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Unfortunately, not all search bots and spiders comply with robots exclusion rules; nor do they have to either. While we’re not lawyers (and we could be wrong), as far as we’re aware, there is no U.S. law prohibiting search engines from ignoring robots.txt exclusions on websites. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no point in using them; as most of the major search engines comply with the robots.txt exclusions, including Google and Bing/Yahoo!

What search engines do not comply with robots.txt exclusions?

We have suspicion to believe Baidu, a popular search engine in China, does not comply with robots.txt exclusions. However, some smaller search engines worldwide may also not comply with robots.txt exclusions. read more